When Satan sets out to entrap people’s minds and souls, he uses cleverly designed lies to pull the wool over people’s eyes……….the same devices he has used so effectively from the very beginning there in the garden. However, God had made it very clear to the first couple what He expected them to do. From the beginning, God gave man a CHOICE. Very simply, He told them to obey Him, and gave them a choice, to either obey, or not. According to Calvinist doctrine, God “set the couple up deliberately” so that they would sin. Rather than to have created them to have a choice to serve Him willingly, Calvinists believe God made people into robot like creatures, like puppets, with God pulling their strings.
I have seen the destructive outcome in Christians lives from exposing themselves consistently over a period of time to Calvinist teachings and doctrines. One of the horrors of Calvinism taking root in a person’s life, is that it keeps them in bondage, never really getting victory over the flesh, never reaching maturity in their Christian walk. Why is this?Because they misrepresent the sovereignty of God, and teach that man can’t exercise his own will to choose not to sin. So, then man tends to remain in his sinful state, helplessly waiting for God to “sanctify” him….which never seems to happen. This man has believed the lie, and will live and die in his sins, because God gave him a choice to repent and turn from sin, and the power to lay hold of the cross and put to death the deeds of the flesh, but he never did. Again, this man has believed the lie of Satan and Satan’s weapon, Calvinism.
This is an over simplification of the hideous tangle the Calvinists dogmatically try to instill in people’s minds, and corrupt their converts into being twice the son’s of confusion that they are. But there are many, many other snares and dangers that Christians need to study so they may escape the danger and snare of this doctrine of demons.